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Alfred Holley Mundey

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Alfred Holley Mundey (c1868-1951), director of Frys Metal Foundries

1950-51 Obituary [1]

The death occurred on 5 July 1951, at the age of 83, of Mr. A. H. Mundey, who was for many years a director of Fry's Metal Foundries, Ltd.

Mr. Mundey began his career at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich, where he ultimately became chief metallurgist in the production department. At this period he was also a part-time lecturer at Northampton Polytechnic, London, and it was there that he first came into contact with Mr. J. H. Fry, who subsequently founded Fry's Metal Foundries.

Mr. Mundey left Woolwich to join this firm, and when it, was made into a private company he became one of the directors. Later he was also on the boards of Fry's Diecastings, Ltd., and The Atlas Metals and Alloys Co., Ltd.

Mr. Mundey played an important part in establishing the scientific basis of the manufacture and use of type metals and white metals. He published a considerable number of papers and articles, some of them in the Institute's Journal, and he was the author of a book "Tin and the Tin Industry".

Over a period of many years Mr. Mundey took an active part in the affairs of the Institute, which he joined in 1918. He was Chairman of the London Local Section in 1927-28 and served as an ordinary Member of Council from. 1930 to 1938. During the twenties and early thirties he was a frequent contributor to discussions at Institute meetings. He was closely associated with the formation of the Printing and Allied Trades Research Association in 1936, and became first chairman of its Research Committee. Mr. Mundey had numerous interests outside his scientific work, and dining the last war he played a prominent part in the A.R.P. organization of the district where he lived in south-east London.

He was lately Chairman of the Board of Governors of King's Warren School, Plumstead, and was still a member of the Board at the time of his death.

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